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30 January 2018
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I was watching the video for this a few minutes ago whilst writing a German letter. 

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Those were included, yes. Put them all together and some other vowels, and consonants- and you get what I was writing.

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I’ve always thought “Love Me Do ” as a phrase quite interesting. It’s a strange construct. Technically lots about it goes against the rules of the language. “Do” is at the wrong end of the phrase.

Still young and learning their trade, I’ve often wondered about where Paul got that idea.

As noted in another thread, I’m on a bit of a Buddy Holly binge, and I’ve found myself listening to 1958’s Love Me (the same year as Love Me Do was written)…

And there at 1:14, Buddy sings, “Baby Love Me Do “. I wonder?

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I’ve always thought “Love Me Do ” as a phrase quite interesting. It’s a strange construct. Technically lots about it goes against the rules of the language. “Do” is at the wrong end of the phrase.

Still young and learning their trade, I’ve often wondered about where Paul got that idea.

As noted in another thread, I’m on a bit of a Buddy Holly binge, and I’ve found myself listening to 1958’s Love Me (the same year as Love Me Do was written)…

And there at 1:14, Buddy sings, “Baby Love Me Do “. I wonder?

  

This sounds a lot like Honey Don’t as well, especially those guitar bits.  I know they didn’t write that song, but those guitar bits sound just like the ones in their version.

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Carl Perkins was a couple of years ahead of Buddy, @William Shears Campbell, with both having rockabilly backgrounds. Perkins’ sound was definitely an influence on Buddy’s playing…

Perkins and Holly were two of main artists that helped The Beatles find their sound.

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I wonder what harmonica John used on this song. The song is in G major and is basically built around the first (G), fourth (C) and fifth (D), yet the distinctive harmonica riff uses the flattened seventh (F) which isn’t in the G major scale. It does include that chord in the bridge (on the ‘one’ in ‘someone like you’). I’m going to assume that John used a C major harmonica for this one since it’s the only major scale that fits. Let me know if anybody has a different interpretation. 

  

I am not sure what type, but I know John said he stole the harmonica from a German music store during their Hamburg days. Don’t remember where I heard that, through.

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I love the Beatles, each of John, Paul, George and Ringo and there music and art work! I have some comments and questions and would appreciate it if you would respond and answer them.

1. It is wonderful that John sings the tune and Paul sings harmony but then Paul sings the tune while John plays the harmonica. I listened to an interview with Paul in which Paul said that George Martin asked Paul to switch to the tune so that John could play the harmonica on the beat. Paul and John could do it; they are wonderful musicians! I doubt that George Martin or John, Paul, George or Ringo ever heard of the Louvin Brothers, who recorded wonderful country and western songs in the forties, fifties and early sixties. On many songs, the Louvin Brothers did the same thing: Ira Louvin, one of the best tenors of all time, would switch from harmony to the tune (and his brother Charlie, who had a lower voice, would either not sing or even harmonize, since they had different ranges). In one song in particular, this is very pronounced: the beautiful “If I Could Only Win Your Love”. Of course, there is a similarity in theme in both songs, since in both a young man wants a young lady to love him. Isn’t that an amazing coincidence? Also, when John and Paul sing “Please”, it reminds me of the Everly Brothers’ harmony in “Cathy’s Clown”, which came out a couple of years before “Love Me Do “. Later, John did the same thing with David Bowie in “Fame”.

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Welcome to the forum, @Steven! We decided to put your post into threads that we already have regarding those songs so that people will be able to find them more easily and respond to your questions. In future, if you have any questions about where to post something, please feel free to go to the Thread Search Thread https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..ch-thread/

Regarding Love Me Do and the similarity between John’s and Paul’s “Please” and the Everly Brothers’ “Cathy’s Clown,” I do know that the Beatles’ harmonies were inspired to some extent by the Everly Brothers, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were influenced by that song. Also, “Fame” is a great song – I love David Bowie. ahdn_john_08_gif

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It’s great to see so many people coming out to celebrate ‘LMD’ as it turns 60. As such an appearing simple track which gets a bit of a kicking at times, I still love it’s innocence and how despite its simplicity it was like nothing else  back when it was released. 
Definitely not their greatest song but it was the perfect opener for the band to get going on a larger audience, it got people to open the door. Afterwards, ‘PPM ’ came along, ripped the door off its hinges and everything changed. 

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jamessick said

QuarryMan said

I wonder what harmonica John used on this song. The song is in G major and is basically built around the first (G), fourth (C) and fifth (D), yet the distinctive harmonica riff uses the flattened seventh (F) which isn’t in the G major scale. It does include that chord in the bridge (on the ‘one’ in ‘someone like you’). I’m going to assume that John used a C major harmonica for this one since it’s the only major scale that fits. Let me know if anybody has a different interpretation. 

  

I am not sure what type, but I know John said he stole the harmonica from a German music store during their Hamburg days. Don’t remember where I heard that, through.

  

He stole it from a music store in Arnhem in the Netherlands when their van stopped there on the way to hamburg. 

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meanmistermustard said
It’s great to see so many people coming out to celebrate ‘LMD’ as it turns 60. As such an appearing simple track which gets a bit of a kicking at times, I still love it’s innocence and how despite its simplicity it was like nothing else  back when it was released. 

Definitely not their greatest song but it was the perfect opener for the band to get going on a larger audience, it got people to open the door. Afterwards, ‘PPM ’ came along, ripped the door off its hinges and everything changed. 

  

Indeed. It’s not a song I listen to often but I appreciate its place in the history of the group.

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